Staff Picks - Amanda


The Girl from the Garden Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062388384
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Published: Ecco Press - August 18th, 2015

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Kitchens of the Great Midwest Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525429142
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 28th, 2015

An inspired story of a chef's family--inspired and shaped by the ideals and quirks of the Midwest. I loved all the local references and recipes! --Amanda

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How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627791779
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - June 9th, 2015

A must read! An eye-opening discussion of the state of today's parenting culture. Are you maintaining a childhood or raising an adult? --Amanda

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Station Eleven Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385353304
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - September 9th, 2014

A beautifully written story of a future dark time that still includes music and theatre-an elegant dystopia. Cleverly written with graphic novel musings. --Amanda

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The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143126683
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Published: Penguin Books - May 27th, 2014

A novel about a novelist and his friend, another novelist. There's a love (forbidden) and a murder, and then the cover up, and then the uncovering of the cover up. And then. . .the book about the whole affair. A great read for readers and writers. --Amanda

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Descent Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203047
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Published: Algonquin Books - January 6th, 2015

I loved the complexity of this novel. A terrifying event in the mountains that leads each character down, down their path as each comes to terms with the new reality. Told through multiple characters and with a unique sense of time, this is a compelling, gritty and atmosheric read. --Amanda

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Cop Town Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345547507
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Published: Dell - January 27th, 2015

Short-listed for Best Novel for the 2015 Edgar Awardsa. A cop story set in 1974 Atlanta filled with racial tension, feminism, old-boy networks and murder. --Amanda

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The Girl on the Train Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594633669
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Published: Riverhead Books - January 13th, 2015

I told the publisher 2 months ago that this was the 'new" Gone Girl. It's not, it's better. A dark story, lots of turns and wonderings. be one of the first to get on board. --Amanda